Family  Peridiscaceae Kuhlm., nom. cons.

Family number: 847    Last Updated: 12-Jan-2017
Alternate name:
Number of accepted genera: 4
Type genus: Peridiscus Benth.
Comments: dicot family

Complete list of genera


  1. Soltis, D. E. et al. 2007. Monophyly and relationships of the enigmatic amphitropical family Peridiscaceae. Taxon 56:65-73.
  2. Wurdack, K. J. & C. C. Davis. 2009. Malpighiales phylogenetics: gaining ground on one of the most recalcitrant clades in the angiosperm tree of life. Amer. J. Bot. 96:1551-1570. Note: include Medusandra based on molecular evidence

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Synonyms for family:


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 5 July 2020.